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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run--and often in the short one...

...the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative."

Author and science fiction icon Arthur C. Clarke passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday.

I read very few of his books, and a few more of his short stories. I was more a fan of his public image than of his writing, I guess, but as a moderate sci fi geek I feel compelled to mark his passing.

His death follows that of Gary Gygax two weeks ago: the geek trifecta may be in play.

Does anybody know if Stephen Hawking is still alive?

And on a similar note: Battlestars vs. Star Destroyers!

Geeks of the world, unite!